Altalena
(3,355 words)

The name Altalena is generally associated with a ship used in 1948 by the Jewish underground paramilitary organization Irgun to bring troops and weapons from Europe to Israel. The ship was shot and sunk by the Israeli army in front of Tel Aviv. It was named for the pseudonym of Ze’ev Jabotinsky (1880–1940), leader of the revisionist movement and founder of the Betar Youth Org…

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Eran Kaplan, Princeton, “Altalena”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0019>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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